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NEW, ADR urge Modi to keep his word on `clean` governance

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 15:17

The National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has urged Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to provide "clean governance" to usher in electoral and political reforms.

Every third newly elected MP has criminal background

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 18:24

Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown.

Jump of more than 950 crorepati candidates this Lok Sabha election

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:03

This Lok Sabha election has seen a major jump in the number of `crorepati` candidates from the 2009 poll, at more than 950, while there has also been a rise in the number of candidates with criminal records, according to National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

321 candidates in sixth phase have criminal cases against them

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 20:22

A total of 321 out of 2,071 candidates from 117 seats that will go to polls on April 24 in the sixth phase have criminal cases against them.

LS polls: 16% candidates in Mumbai-Thane facing criminal cases, says MEW

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 00:20

About 16 percent of the candidates from seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane have criminal cases against them.

Jharkhand tops list of contestants with criminal background

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 20:16

Sixteen percent of contestants in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections have criminal cases against them, with Jharkhand topping the list among 12 states, followed by Bihar and Maharahtra.

147 `tainted` candidates in Odisha Assembly polls

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 00:43

As many as 147 of the total 673 candidates in Odisha, who will try their luck in the first phase of assembly polls April 10, have criminal background.

103 crorepati candidates in Odisha`s 70 Assembly seats

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 21:00

Odisha has 103 crorepati candidates for the 70 Assembly constituencies going to polls in the first phase on April 10.

Five out of 7 BJP candidates in Delhi facing criminal cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:43

Five out of seven BJP candidates who are in fray in the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital have criminal cases against them.

`20 re-elected Madhya Pradesh lawmakers face criminal cases`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 00:09

A total of 20 of the 65 legislators re-elected to the Madhya Pradesh assembly have declared criminal cases against them, according to an organisation working for electoral reforms.

Assets of 66 sitting MLAs rise 259 per cent in 5 years: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 23:28

The assets of 66 sitting MLAs, who are re-contesting Delhi assembly polls, have on an average registered a whopping 259 per cent rise in last five years.

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 00:57

Figures compiled by a think-tank show that winners in last assembly polls got only a small number of votes, a majority of them securing less than 40 percent.